Among the cream of this year's graduating class are students who have succeeded both academically and outside the classroom.
University of South Florida
Major: Political science, graduating in three years instead of four
Notable: Teaches government to high school students in summer program at American University in Washington, D.C., specializing in Republican campaign strategies and homeland security issues. Is now program supervisor. Attended Campaign Management Institute at American University this year. Has worked since high school on political campaigns in Hernando County, from school board to U.S. Senate races. Former member of co-ed sailing team. Transferred to USF after freshman year at Florida Atlantic University, where he founded College Republicans and served as a senator in student government.
Plans: Law school, eventually to practice criminal law, specializing in federal criminal defense for white-collar crime.